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Herpes simplex 1 is there treatment?

Herpes simplex 1 is there treatment?

Treatment but not a: Cure. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & ...Read more


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Is type 1 genital herpes painful?

Is type 1 genital herpes painful?

Here are some ...: The page still shows this Q still unanswered although I did it. So, I repeated; HSV-1 genital herpes can cause itching, sore, and pain as that from HSV-2. More detail? To http://www.livestrong.com/article/49176-symptoms-type-genital-herpes/. Best wish.. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

DNA virus: Hs type 1 is produced by a dna virus that commonly passes in the oral secretions or from direct contact with the skin. It is most commonly identified in "cold sores" which are actually a reactivation of a previous hs1 infection. ...Read more

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Is it true that herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Yes, but less so: All those infected with either herpes simplex 1 or 2 (oral/genital) constantly shed the virus & can give it to someone without an active lesion. However, you are more likely to get it when there is an active lesion since there is a higher level of the virus being shed. Most people acquire hsv1 but rarely or never have sores. There are meds your md or dmd can give to reduce freuency & severity. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 1 infect the genitals?

Can herpes simplex type 1 infect the genitals?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus type i does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genital tract during the birth process) have been caused by HSV type i. ...Read more

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Have wrong info. Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate. How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?

Have wrong info.  Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate.  How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to-skin or mucous membrane contact during periods of asymptomatic shedding. Barrier protection methods are the most reliable method of preventing transmission of herpes, but they merely reduce rather than eliminate risk. ...Read more

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Is it true that herpes simplex virus 1 turns into herpes simplex virus 2 when contacted on genitals?

No: Herpes 1 and herpes 2 are two different types of the same virus. Usually hsv1 causes cold sores and hsv2 causes genital herpes. However, one can see either type in both sites. It isn't a matter of the virus "turning into" the other. ...Read more

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Is HSV 1 an std?

Is HSV 1 an std?

Can be, usually not: HSV1 primarily causes oral herpes, almost always acquired nonsexually, often in childhood. Most are asymptomatic, with no actual outbreaks of cold sores etc. However, oral sex by someone with oral HSV1 can transmit it to a partner's genitals. In that context, it's an STD. But the large majority of infections are not sexually acquired. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes a contagious disease?

Is genital herpes a contagious disease?

Yes: Genital herpes is caused by an infectious virus called herpes simplex virus. It is generally a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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How is herpes simplex virus infection treated.

How is herpes simplex virus infection treated.

Antivirals: Well it depends where your infection is but herpes is treatable with antiviral medication such as acyclovir. It doesn't cure you of the virus, but it does shorten the duration of the attacks. ...Read more

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How common is herpes simplex virus type 1?

HSV 1: In the United States, there are about 500, 000 primary hsv 1 infections each year. Infection is permanent, but rarely serious in the patient with a normal immune system. Most patients are either without symptoms or have mild clinical disease. ...Read more

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How/why is herpes simplex 2 considered worse than herpes simplex 1?

It isn't: These viruses are very similar except that type i usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 very common?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 very common?

Not uncommon: Although hsv 1 infections occur worldwide, in the United States there are about 500, 000 primary hsv 1 infections every year. Most clinical presentations are not serious, if the patient has a normal immune system. ...Read more

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Could herpes simples 1 turn into herpes simplex 2?

No: But the herpes simplex 1 virus could spread to locations where herpes simplex 2 is usually found. ...Read more

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Does HSV 1 have viral shedding?

Herpes Simplex: Yes, of course. There still is not any kind of test to measure this, however. The studies that proved this new fact about herpes found that the viral shedding was irregular and with varying intensity. ...Read more

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Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Maybe: The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood test will find out they were ever exposed. For those who have outbreaks, they can release the virus before a sore is present, either oral or genital sores. ...Read more

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Why did i get herpes simplex-1?

Possibly from : Kissing. It is a common infection that is the most frequent cause of cold sores. ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex 1, turn into herpes 2?

Could herpes simplex 1, turn into herpes 2?

NO: One does not morph into the other. But genital herpes can move to normal location of cold sores ; vice versa. ...Read more

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Could you compare and contrast herpes simplex 1 vs 2?

Could you compare and contrast herpes simplex 1 vs 2?

Herpes 1 and 2: the majority of Genital Herpes is Type 2 however about a third of genital herpes is t ype 1 wich usually occurs on the face and is know as a 'cold sore' they are close cousins! Besides using a condom to prevent spread of genital herpes, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread and can shorten an outbreak. See your physician for a prescription ...Read more

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Can you tell me how contagious is herpes simplex 1?

Herpses: great link for info on herpes 1 & 2 http://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/pain-management-herpes Good luck. ...Read more

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How accurate is serology for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

How accurate is serology for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

Viral isolation: None of the serologic tests will convincingly differentiate between herpes types 1 & 2 infections. The only way to definitively do this is to isolate the virus and test it for type. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where do I go to get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Please help docs! where do I go to get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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How/why is herpes simplex 2 considered worse than herpes simplex 1?

It isn't: These viruses are very similar except that type i usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia. ...Read more

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I have herpes simplex 1. How likely is it that i will to infect a partner?

Can be very: Easy to do if you are not careful when you have these lesions. Avoid contact during this time. Also be careful with yourself -- you can easily infect your eyes. Once you have it you have it for life. This is something you must be responsible not to share. Good luck and be careful. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some public safety precautions for herpes simplex 1?

I was wondering what are some public safety precautions for herpes simplex 1?

A few: Do not kiss anyone while you have an active lesions you should also not share towels or eating utensils. ...Read more

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I have herpes simplex 1. Will i be able to kiss someone without infecting them?

Depends: If you have no active lesions, you should be fine. If you have active lesions, or think you are getting one, then you should abstain, or you run the risk of infecting them. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has herpes simplex 1, how should I take precautions to avoid catching this?

My boyfriend has herpes simplex 1, how should I take precautions to avoid catching this?

Difficult situation: Hsv 1 infection is transmitted from person-to-person from infected oral secretions or lesions by close contact. If you kiss him on the mouth, there is a possibility the virus may be transmitted to you. If he performs oral sex on you, you may develop hsv 1 genital herpes. However, most hsv 1 infections in immunocompetent patients are asymptomatic or clinically mild. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting herpes simplex 1 from oral from someone who hasn't ever had an outbreak, but does have it? He got tested

What are my chances of getting herpes simplex 1 from oral from someone who hasn't ever had an outbreak, but does have it? He got tested

Small but not zero: He probably has a positive antibody test, which means he's been exposed to the virus, but does not necessarily mean he has active hsv. The risk of such people transmitting the virus is small, but not zero, and can be lowered further if he takes an antiviral (valtrex, famvir) regularly. Whether long-term antiviral treatment is advisable must be decided by his doctor. ...Read more

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Herpes simplex 1 is there treatment?

Treatment but not a: Cure. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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How can I know if u have herpes simplex 1?

Medical evaluation: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. Hsv-1 can also cause genital lesions. See your dr or an std clinic for accurate assessment ; lab testing. ...Read more

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Where do I get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Where do I get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Depends on site: A swab of the oral cavity, urethra, vagina, or anal canal are all sites that can be used to test for herpes, although a blood test can also see if you already have antibodies. The blood test is not as good at determining if you have a current infection, as if you have been exposed --although it also depends on the test performed. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of herpes simplex 1?

Herpes Simplex Virus: (hsv) 1 causes most oral cases (i.e. Cold sores). However, hsv -2 can also infect the mouth/ oral area. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more